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Rabbis Respond – Rein in Israel’s Rabbinate? An American rabbi takes his case to the Times

Rabbis Respond – Rein in Israel’s Rabbinate? An American rabbi takes his case to the Times

This past October, the Chief Rabbinate of Israel rejected a letter attesting to the Judaism of a couple who sought to wed in an Israeli ceremony written by Rabbi Avi Weiss,… Read more »

Kenneth Bonert Wins Greenberg Center’s Wallant Award

Kenneth Bonert Wins Greenberg Center’s Wallant Award

Special to the Ledger   WEST HARTFORD – Author Kenneth Bonert has been named winner of the 2013 Edward Lewis Wallant Award for his debut novel, The Lion Seeker (Houghton… Read more »

West Hartford’s Crown Supermarket plans to close after 70+ years

West Hartford’s Crown Supermarket plans to close after 70+ years

By Judie Jacobson WEST HARTFORD — For Hartford native Sherry Haller, going to the Crown Supermarket with her parents was like going to a kiddush after Shabbat services. “It was… Read more »

Joe Lieberman CT Scholarship Fund open for applications

Joe Lieberman CT Scholarship Fund open for applications

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The Joe Lieberman Connecticut Scholarship Fund, to assist outstanding high school seniors from Connecticut who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs, is now open… Read more »

New Haven rabbi receives grant for innovative havdalah program

New Haven rabbi receives grant for innovative havdalah program

NEW HAVEN – Rabbi Sarah Tasman has been awarded a MakeItHappen Grant from the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Foundation for HavdalahYoga, a program that will be held this spring in… Read more »

Woodbridge student inducted into honor society

Woodbridge student inducted into honor society

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Benjamin Forti of Woodbridge has been accepted into the American Hebrew Academy Honor Society. Now in its fifth year, the American Hebrew Academy Honor Society is an… Read more »

Connecticut College celebrates opening of new Zachs Hillel House

Connecticut College celebrates opening of new Zachs Hillel House

Special to the Ledger NEW LONDON — A cold day gave way to a warm welcome as the doors were officially opened to Connecticut College’s new Zachs Hillel House at… Read more »

Hartford JCC to host Jewish Genetic Disease Consortium

Hartford JCC to host Jewish Genetic Disease Consortium

WEST HARTFORD – “Knowledge.  Power.  Prevention.” is the theme of a special program that aims to increase awareness about Jewish genetic diseases and encourage genetic screening for people of Jewish… Read more »

Four volunteers to be honored in Stamford

Four volunteers to be honored in Stamford

Special to the Ledger WESTPORT — Four Fairfield County residents will be honored at “An Evening with JFS,” the annual awards dinner hosted by Jewish Family Service of Fairfield County,… Read more »

Hebrew Health Care and Hartford Healthcare to form partnership

Hebrew Health Care and Hartford Healthcare to form partnership

Special to the Ledger WEST HARTFORD – Hebrew Health Care in West Hartford and Hartford HealthCare have agreed to form a strategic partnership with the goal of improving access to… Read more »

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